East Alton, IL, February 25, 2011 – West Star Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kurt Sutterer has joined the company’s Board of Directors effective February 15, 2011. The announcement was made by Robert E Rasberry, West Star’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Kurt brings a deep, broad and respected knowledge of the aviation industry to our Board of Directors and will help shape the growth of West Star Aviation,” stated Rasberry. “His industry management experience, involvement with respected aviation associations like NBAA, along with his role as Chairman of NATA for the 2009 term will certainly add a measurable value to our executive level guidance team.”
“During my tenure at Midcoast, West Star was always a strong and innovative competitor,” stated Sutterer. “Now, I look forward to assisting them in their growth and continued recognition as one of the best service providers in aviation.”
Sutterer recently retired as president of Midcoast Aviation and head of Jet Aviation’s MRO & Completions lines of business in North America, after 29 years of service with the company.
Sutterer started his professional aviation career at St. Louis-based Midcoast Aviation in 1981 and held positions of increasing responsibility, ranging from Inspector to Manager of Technical Services, Vice President, and General Manager of Midcoast Aviation operations before his promotion to president in 2004.